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Karolinenplatz, Munich

'Karolinenplatz'' is a circular square, which is dominated by the black obelisk in its center.

'Karolinenplatz'' is a circular square, which is dominated by the black obelisk in its center. Due to its location at the intersection three wide avenues, it is visible from afar. The obelisk was errected in 1833 in commemoration of the soldiers, who were killed participating in the Napoleonic invasion of Russia in 1812.


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About Karolinenplatz

 Karolinenplatz, 80333 Munich, Germany

Karolinenplatz and Nearby Sights on Map

Brienner Straße

'Brienner Straße'' is a boulevard, that runs from ''Odeonsplatz'' in western direction

Alte Pinakothek

Commissioned by Ludwig I and inaugurated in 1836, the Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest art museums in the world

Pinakothek der Moderne

The Pinakothek der Moderne is the largest museum of modern art in Germany, comprising the Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Modern Art Museum), Die Neue Sammlung (The Design Museum), Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München (Architecture Museum of the Technical University), and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (State Graphics Museum)

State Collections of Antiques

Ludwig I and his architect Leo von Klenze built a large square, in classical style, including the Antikensammlung

Glyptothek

Another of King Ludwig's large collections is contained in the Glyptothek: one of the greatest Greek and Roman sculpture collections in all of Germany

Maximilianplatz

That square was built at the beginning of the 19th century at a place, where the northern city fortifications used to be

Neue Pinakothek

The Neue Pinakothek is part of Munich's Kunstareal (art district), showcasing European art of the 18th - 19th century from the Bavarian State Painting Collections

Königsplatz

The Konigsplatz is a wide open square that was originally laid out in the early 19thcentury as part of the royal avenue Brienner Straße

St. Boniface's Abbey

The Benedictine abbey was founded in 1835 by Bavarian King Ludwig I

State Mineralogical Collection

The collection shows minerals, including diamonds, emeralds and other gemstones as well as some meteorites